Opposition stalls Parliament proceedings over Lalit Modi row

Question Hour in the Lok Sabha was washed out for the second consecutive day on Thursday as an aggressive opposition stalled the proceedings over the Lalit Modi controversy.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: July 23, 2015 2:57 pm
monsoon session, parliament, Lalit modi row, lalit modi controversy, Sushma swaraj, Vasundhara raje, Raje swaraj resignation, lok sabha. nda, bjp, parliament monsoon session, latest news, india news There were protests when the Speaker informed that she had rejected the notices of adjournment moved by Mallikarjun Kharge, M Veerapa Moily and K C Venugopal (all Congress) and N K Premchandran (RSP) on the controversy allegedly involving the former IPL chief and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. (Source: PTI)

Question Hour in the Lok Sabha was washed out for the second consecutive day on Thursday as an aggressive opposition stalled the proceedings over the Lalit Modi controversy.

As soon as the House assembled and took up the Question Hour, opposition Congress, TRS and Left members rushed to the Well raising slogans, forcing Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the House till noon.

Seeking to counter the opposition attack, BJP Chief Whip Arjun Ram Meghwal told the Chair about his notice of breach of privilege against Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra.

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He alleged that Vadra has demeaned parliamentarians in his Facebook post. “He cannot do that…nobody can do that,” Meghwal shouted amid din.

There were protests when the Speaker informed that she had rejected the notices of adjournment moved by Mallikarjun Kharge, M Veerapa Moily and K C Venugopal (all Congress) and N K Premchandran (RSP) on the controversy allegedly involving the former IPL chief and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

Mahajan also said similar notices by Mohd Salim, S P Dutta and M B Rajesh (all CPI-M) on the Vyapam scam, Dharmendra Yadav (SP) on farmers’ plight and A Sampath (CPI-M) on caste census have also been rejected.

Soon, Congress members sporting black ribbons stormed the Well holding placards with slogans like: ‘Bade Modi meherban, toh chhote Modi pehelwan’ (a Hindi idiom eaning that a small person is strong if supported by a powerful person) and ‘PM chuppi todo’ (PM, break your silence), ‘Modi ji 56 inch dikhao, Sushma, Raje ko turant hatao’ (Show your 56 inch chest by removing Swaraj and Raje).

The Speaker’s repeated warnings not to display placards were ignored as TRS members showed posters demanding a separate high court in Telangana.

Sporting a black ribbon on his right arm, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was seen on the second row of opposition benches.

As some Congress members blacked the view of the Speaker by standing in front of the Treasury benches, a heated exchange of words took place between them and BJP members led by Union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy.

Soon after the House was adjourned, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu was seen talking to Congress MP Deepender Singh Hooda.

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    Medavi
    Jul 23, 2015 at 2:32 pm
    GREAT ACHIEVEMENT OF NEHRU'S GREAT GSON AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW OF INDIRA-FAKE-HI. THESE TWO-MOM AND SON CANNOT DO ANYTHING BETTER THAN HARMING THE COUNTRY LIKE THIS. THEY WANT TO STOP MODI FROM DOING GOOD FOR THE INDIANS AS THESE TWO ARE NOT INDIANS BASICALLY. WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT OUT OF THESE TWO FRUSTRATED CROOKS?
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      vinayak
      Jul 23, 2015 at 7:49 pm
      No doubt a bad man was helped........ intentionally or unintentionally ,
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        mohan
        Jul 24, 2015 at 10:57 am
        When hiji returned in 1914 after spending 26 years in London and South Africa CONgres was divided between empire loyalists and nationalists led by Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Aurobindo. The British tortured the nationalists and nurtured the empire loyalists led by hiji. Soon hiji reached the top leadership of INC, replacing Tilak as leader of the mes. Also used religion to penetrate into Hindu society by replacing Aurobindo as philosopher and thinker. hiji's philosophy was you should hate the sin, but love the sinner. On 14 March 1998 the Sonia hi was proclaimed as the Congress President after staging a bloodless coup against the party’s elected president. The consutionally elected senior Dalit leader Sitaram Kesri was hounded to resign and thrown out lock, stock and barrel. The deposed president had been elected only less than a year ago in a democratically contested election, the first one after Congress(I) was formed in 1978. The coup had abruptly stopped the party’s gradual rediscovery of democratic ways of conducting its internal affairs. Kesri’s dreams of a commoner becoming prime minister was realized when a chaiwala became the PM. Currently the family-centric Con(g) and its parasitically dependent durbar is maneuvered by vested interests equipped with the Money power, Muscle power, Media power and Mafia power
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          Sitaram
          Jul 23, 2015 at 5:05 pm
          Completely negative, destruction oriented Opposition stance - with not an iota of constructive responsibility.
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          1. Saurabh Agrawal
            Jul 23, 2015 at 4:04 pm
            जो संसद को नहीं चला सकते वो देश को क्या चला सकते है |
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